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OAC March 2021: Registration is Now Open

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is back and registration is now open for our first event of the Spring 2021 season. Space is limited so register now!

On March 13 or March 14, 2021, Girl Scouts will spend half a day rock climbing at Garden of the Gods and half the day hiking and exploring the park. Join us as we kickoff the Spring 2021 OAC season! Register and learn more at the links below:

• Option 1 – Saturday, March 13: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/mar13_oac.html
• Option 2 – Sunday, March 14: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/mar14_oac.html

For more information about the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) and future events, check out the pages listed below:

• OAC website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html
• OAC FAQ page: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/outdoor-adventure-club-faqs
• OAC Registration FAQ page: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/outdoor-adventure-club-registration-faqs

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Girl Scout Gold Award candidate builds StoryWalk Trail

Over the past year, Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Avery H. has developed, planned, and constructed a StoryWalk Trail for the Town of Parker. It is permanently installed at McCabe Meadows, a nature trail located just off the Cherry Creek Trail. A StoryWalk Trail is a type of nature trail with signs installed along it, displaying the pages of a children’s book. A story can be read as the trail is walked.

“I pursued this project because it perfectly intertwined my love for both the outdoors and reading while also engaging children in my community. I wanted to be able to help other kids discover the love I have for books and nature,” Avery wrote.

Special thanks to Reporter Jeff Todd of CBS4/KCNC-TV in Denver for sharing  Avery’s story!


Summer hiking fun





Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 has many hikes planned this summer. Some of the girls just love exploring the outdoors and some are preparing for a couple of 14ers the troop is doing later in the summer. Earlier this month, the girls hiked Hewlett Gulch, 8.2 miles and around 1,200 feet of elevation gain. They did amazing and the hike was stunning!

These girls are rockstars and we are definitely looking forward to more hikes this summer!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Calling all Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors to Girl Scout Day at the CSU Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, October 13, 2018!

Cost: $7/girl

Brownies: 9-11:30 a.m.

Juniors: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Brownies will: 

  • Go an adventure hike
  • Pick proper hiking gear
  • Learn about hiking nutrition
  • Pledge to leave no trace
  • Earn the “Hiking” badge, a “Wow! Wonders of Water” skill building badge

Juniors will:

  • Learn how to use a GPS
  • Make a trade item
  • Go on a geo-caching adventure
  • Learn about travel bugs
  • Earn the “Geo-caching” badge, an “It’s your Story – Tell It, Amuse” Journey skill building badge

For more information and to sign up visit www.csuelc.org.
Questions? elc@csuelc.org or 970-491-1661

* Cost does not include badge and badges will not be provided at event.


Girl Scouts conquer a 14er

Submitted by Elizabeth Moore

Metro Denver


Girl Scouts from around the metro-area gathered this past weekend for a Colorado adventure! We camped in Buena Vista, visiting The Trailhead store to learn more about outdoor gear. Then, we spent the evening learning about Leave No Trace and prepping for our hike.

The next morning, we got up super early and headed over to Mt. Sherman! It was a steep, grueling hike, but in the end, seven girls ended up making it all the way to the 14,036 foot summit. It was the first 14er ever for five of the girls!

The girls earned the new “Eco-Trekker” badge and parts of the “Primitive Camper” badge while on this trip. If this kind of adventure sounds fun to you, please email Elizabeth at elizabeth@285girlscouts.org for information about next year’s mountaineering adventure!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Hiking Club


Submitted by Melissa Ellenberger

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Troop 40607 had a great idea to hike to the top of Pikes Peak. They knew in order to do so, they would have to train for it. The girls looked up local trails and devised a plan to hike them. We then invited troops to join us! Our first hike was April 8, 2017 at Fox Run Park in Black Forest.

If you are interested in joining the Girl Scout Hiking Club: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGITRtH0S2eBcUsS33zziMx2Jvf7sImvPX61b3cMCpVSEz1g/viewform

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.